This challenge is about candid photos. Candid moments can show our dogs more naturally, exactly as they are. They can be hard to capture, depending on the dog! Some dogs will race around unprompted, but others will end up “sticky” and hanging out with you wondering what’s up.
It can also be difficult to work with lighting when you are letting the dog roam around and be candid – shadows or side lighting can wreak havoc on your photos!
Similarly, getting two dogs in focus can be hard if you still want a narrow depth of field. Composition can also be challenging! It’s easy to chop off parts of your dog/s or frame them less than ideally when they’re wandering around.
The best candid photos:
- still make use of light and location, with decent composition
- tell a story, or show something particular about the subject
- can be posed, but then the dog moves or does his own thing. The main thing is that there is a “trueness” about the dog in the photo
Other dogs, who won’t love posing, looking in a certain direction, or constantly being the model, will probably produce candid photos much easier, as they move around their environment, look for squirrels, listen to birds, and explore their environment.